Author Archive (Dan)

Tour de France 2014 (Yorkshire) – official First Stage route preview

Le Grand Depart 2014 – Le Tour visits Yorkshire! A preview of the first day's route, from Leeds to Harrogate via the Yorkshire Dales. Saturday 5th July 2014. 190km (119 miles). Swaledale, North Yorkshire – 80 miles in, 40 to go.. STAGE 1, Saturday 5th July 2014

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Thought for the day: Roadside Detritus and the socially-responsible cyclist

There are many things one can do on a bike that one can't do in a car (though the converse is just as true). For many, the delights of cycling include being closer to the sights, sounds and smells of the world around. If the pace is also slower and the journey less urgent, other […]

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Coasts, Castles and collywobbles – a Caledonian cycling tour

How not to lose weight and see the Borders by bike – a six-day East Coast ride to Scotland, on an empty stomach, in February Cycling from Harrogate to the Central Belt – through the Yorkshire Dales to the East Coast and Northumberland, and from there to Edinburgh and Glasgow, in one week – ambitious? […]

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Autumn cycling and Higher Ground

What kind of cycling do you do in autumn? Do the type of ride, the routes you follow, your objectives change with the seasons? Do your target distances drop off, and the motivations which get you out the door vary according to the length of the shadows and the height of the mercury? Here's a […]

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Uneconomic cycling in Exmoor – a week on the roads less travelled (Part one)

OK, so you're going for a ride. How far? How fast? Your call, but to some extent out of your hands. Blame the weather, the hills, your lack of training. But how direct? Just A to B? Round trip? Stopping off on the way, stopping as little as possible, stopping to smell the roses? Here's […]

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Uneconomic Cycling in Devon and Cornwall (Part Two)

Part Two of my Exmoor to Truro cycle ride by Roads Less Travelled Lynmouth, 1952 Lynton (visible) and Lynmouth from Countisbury Hill

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Dan's Singaround Iceland tour – a few myths about Iceland

Hello all! Happy New Year, and thanks for coming back – after three months I've just finished collecting my sponsorship in for my Singaroundiceland cycle tour (£3933, plus another few hundred in Gift Aid!), but now it's about time I told you a bit more about the place, and set a few myths to rest. […]

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Dan's Singaroundiceland cycle tour – finished but not over!

Hello all! Yes, I'm back.. and yes, I finished! 3000km, 3000 photos and £3000 raised (and counting..) but the story isn't over yet. Collecting money is the Devil's own job, hence my silence on this page since my return! To keep you amused, here's an article I wrote for the Reykjavik Grapevine (published online two […]

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Dan's Sing Around Iceland cycle tour – Halfway through the Tour

Time for another rest stop and a sarnie break – here's my latest update on progress round Iceland, musings on life, geology and everything Icelandic – and maybe a paragraph or two about cycling, singing or both! Coming to you LIVE from Akureyri, cultural hotspot and capital of the north, and home to some truly […]

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Dan's Sing Around Iceland cycle tour – first leg!

Hello all! Here's the first proper account of my cycle trip round Iceland, after a little over one week's cycling round Snaefellsnes, some unseasonal and untypical good weather, and some hardcore offroading! Hæ to all Icelandic viewers, and Hello to all you good folks at home! The Finest Workhorse Rachel* – plus luggage and flag […]

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Dan's Sing around Iceland cycle tour – let's build a bike!

Singing around Iceland ... OK, the gloves are on (almost), the promises and bold pledges made, the flight tickets, travel money and insurance bought... now all I have to do is actually do it! Greetings from Iceland! – a three-hour flight and a world away from where I was a week ago. Currently 00:24 and […]

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Dan's Sing Around Iceland cycle tour

Hello all! This is Daniel Hutton (who joined CycleSeven's Yorkshire Dales 100m ride on Saturday 23 July), and my account of my solo tour round Iceland during August and September 2011 – fundraising for Carers' Resource in Yorkshire and Ljósið in Iceland, and getting accommodation where possible by 'singing for my supper' en route! – […]

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